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Biroc, Joseph 1903-1996

Overview
Works: 127 works in 249 publications in 5 languages and 4,598 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Fiction  Christmas stories  Christmas films  Fantasy films  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Joseph Biroc
Blazing saddles by Mel Brooks ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy
The flight of the Phoenix ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small passenger plane makes a forced landing in the Sahara. The challenge: survival. The tiny band from the plane fights off thirst, Arabs, treachery, declining morale and despair. Incredibly, the plane, like the legendary phoenix that rises from its own ashes, flies again
The longest yard by Robert Aldrich ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A former pro football quarterback suddenly lands in a maximum security prison. Using fellow inmates, he must put together a motley group of cons to play a no-holds-barred grudge game against the sadistic guards
Escape from the planet of the apes by Don Taylor ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cornelius, Zira and Dr. Milo, three apes from the future, escape from their planet as it is being destroyed and land on 20th century Earth where they are taken to the Los Angeles Zoo for examination. When Zira reveals their ability to speak to a psychologist, the apes are treated as curiosities. However, when the U.S. government begins to believe their story that the Earth will eventually be inherited by apes, it decides to hunt the couple down as an evolutionary threat and tries to prevent the birth of Zira's baby
The FBI story by Mervyn LeRoy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the FBI unfolds through the eyes of one of its agents. During his career he investigates gangsters, swindlers, the Ku klux klan, Nazi agents and cold war spies
Samuel Fuller's forty guns ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tougher-than-nails landowner Jessica Drummond has ruled over her county in Arizona with such power that even the local sheriff won't stand up to her. And when gunslinger-turned-U.S. marshal Griff Bonnell and his brothers seek to restore law and order, they meet with harsh resistance, that is until Jessica falls in love with Bonnell. But when the man's brother is murdered and the two families become bitter enemies, Jessica's loyalty is divided, and Bonnell faces his biggest moral dilemma : how to avenge his brother's death and still maintain his vow of non-violence.--Container
Robert Aldrich's Too late the hero ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The U.S. is launching a major naval operation in the South Pacific in the spring of 1942, and to ensure the battle plans remain secret, a Japanese radio installation must be destroyed. To accomplish this task, an American officer is ordered by his commander to join a squad of British misfits on a suicide mission against the facility
Ulzana's raid by Robert Aldrich ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The central relationship is between an idealistic and inexperienced young officer and a world-weary veteran scout. They are sent on a mission to pursue a small group of Chiricahua Apaches who have broken out of the reservation. One of several westerns of the sixties and seventies which seem to have been made with the Vietnam War in mind. It is also one of the few westerns to attempt to unravel cause and effect, representing the Indian neither as merely hostile nor as the noble savage
The killing of Sister George by Robert Aldrich ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George lives with her lover, Childie, and plays a cheerful nurse in a BBC soap opera. When she finds out that her character is about to be killed off, George realizes that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children's television program. Her life begins to fall apart when Childie has an affair with a TV producer
Fitzwilly ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Miss Vicki's rich father dies, her loyal butler, Claude Fitzwilliam, leads the household staff to rob from various businesses by charging goods to various wealthy people and misdirecting the shipments, all to keep Miss Vicki's standard of living
It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a man, facing bankruptcy, attempts to end his own life, his guardian angel appears and shows him what life in his home town would have been like without him
Hammett by Wim Wenders ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dashiell Hammett has retired from his career as a Pinkerton detective to write fiction. An old friend calls, and Hammett becomes involved in a search for a missing girl in Chinatown
Viva Las Vegas by George Sidney ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a racecar driver determined to win the Las Vegas Grand Prix, Elvis must come up with enough cash to buy a new high-powered engine for his car. But it's his heart that's racing when he meets lovely swimming instructor Ann-Margret
The choirboys ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An insider's look at a rowdy group of rank and file big-city policemen
The Flight of the Phoenix by Robert Aldrich ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cargo plane makes a forced landing in the Sahara. The challenge: survival. The tiny band from the plane fights off thirst, Arabs, treachery, declining morale and despair. Incredibly, the plane, like the legendary phoenix that rises from its own ashes, flies again
The tall Texan by Lloyd Bridges ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A group of disparate travelers journey together through the Southwest soon find trouble when they all get gold fever. The action and drama are heightened when they discover gold ... on an Indian burial ground!"--Container
Emperor of the North ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set on the Pacific Northwest railways at the height of the Depression, this is the story of how a crafty, train-hopping drifter, "A-No. 1," and his young accomplice encounter Shack, a sadistic railroad conductor who has sworn that no hobo will ride his train for free. "A" is ready to put his life at stake to become a local legend - as the first person who survived the trip on Shack's notorious train
Forty guns by Samuel Fuller ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in English and German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stanwyck comes into conflict with three brothers who ride into the town that she terrorises with forty hired guns. Not so much an anti western as a melodrama which uses western elements as the pretext for an extreme focus on themes of love and death, sex and violence. One of the better examples of effective use of the cinemascope frame
Shanks ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marcel Marceau stars in a dual role as a mute puppeteer and an eccentric inventor. After the death of the inventor, a downtrodden puppeteer gleefully discovers that he can re-animate the dead with electrodes and manipulate them like marionettes
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming by Norman Jewison ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story focuses on the riotous confusion created when a Russian submarine gets stuck on a New England sandbar and the landing crew goes ashore for help-only to be mistaken for an invasion force by the over-imaginative townspeople
 
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Biroc, Joe 1903-1996
Biroc, Joseph 1903-1996
Biroc, Joseph F.
Biroc, Joseph F., 1903-1996
Biroc, Joseph Francis.
Languages
English (58)
Spanish (25)
German (8)
French (5)
Italian (3)
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